Dried fig bars

 

We may often ask ourselves, what does it mean to eat healthily? Healthy eating consists of eating a variety of foods that provide us with the nutrients we need to stay healthy, feel good and have energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fats, water, vitamins and minerals.

 

Nutrition is important for everybody. Combined with physical activity and a healthy weight, good nutrition is an excellent way to help our bodies stay strong and healthy.

 

To keep a balanced and healthy diet, we should eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. It is best to choose the foods that have the most nutrients from each food group each day, that is, those that are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients.

 

Following the line of healthy eating, today we want to share a delicious recipe from Eva Arguiñano: dried fig sticks. They are very easy to make by ourselves.

 

For a dozen bars we will need: 

100g of dried figs El Pajarero, 

 

100g of prunes, 

 

125g of walnuts (peeled), 

 

50g of oat flakes, 

 

50g of dark chocolate

 

 

 

Chop the El Pajarero dried figs and prunes and place them in a food processor. Add the oat flakes and walnuts and grind them for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, grate the chocolate on top and mix well. Transfer the mixture to the worktop and knead until the ingredients are perfectly integrated. Place the dough between 2 baking papers and stretch it with a rolling pin until you get a rectangle of about 3 centimeters thick. Leave the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes and then cut it into bars. Your bars are now ready to serve.

 

Here is another version of the dried fig sticks recipe we published earlier.

 

Enjoy!

5 ways to include dried figs in your diet

 

Did you know that dried figs have a lot of fiber, calcium, and magnesium? That’s why it's good to eat them everyday. Not only are they a tasty snack, but they offer a good amount of vitamins and minerals.

 

Fresh figs season is about to end, but fortunately dried figs can be found pretty much all year round in a lot of grocery stores. In fact, our own figs, Drie

d Figs El Pajarero, are sold at most grocery stores. :-)

 

Natural and healthy snack

 

Dried figs El Pajarero, are a delicious and healthy snack that anyone and everyone can enjoy anywhere. They are rich in potassium, which helps prevent muscle cramping and low arterial pressure. So in case you do any sports, these will come in handy.

 

Furthermore, dry figs have the same amount of fiber as a serving of oats. So, next time you’re looking for a healthy snack to carry around dried figs won’t disappoint you!

 

Here you have 5 ideas to include them in your diet

 

1) Add dried figs to your oats, to get an extra boost of nutrients.

 

2) Use dried figs instead of raisins for your favorite cookie recipe

 

3) Mix dried figs with nuts and seeds to obtain a healthy snack

 

4) Add chopped dried figs to your salads in order to get a sweet flavor and crunchy texture

 

5) To add some sweetness to your yogurt, add some minced dried figs

 

How do you eat your dried figs? Do you combine them with other ingredients?

 

We hope you enjoyed this post about how to include dried figs in your diet. If you wish to get more information about dried figs and how it affects your health and nutrition here you will find more information. And if what you’re looking for are recipes that include dried figs, you can find plenty here.

 

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